Not entirely sure, Bruce but this wasn't the only signing session for A Night At The Opera. I know quite a few collectors who have a couple of these from this session. Freddie signed in green while the rest signed in black. I'd only be guessing as to the number they signed, but regardless- it's safe to say many of these signed ANATO's didn't survive the years. So the number of them in current circulation can't all that high. You'll see them pop up on ebay and in auction houses at least once a year but many of same ones just trade hands.
Hi Mark, Most of them seemed to be signed in the same corners. I think they stuck to what was comfortable to them at the time. From what I can tell, they were signing them one after the other, down a line. Brian first, John, Roger then Freddie. Had they been seated in a different order, they might have picked different corners.
I'd have to get my glasses on to see if this item is the exact same from the photo, but I suppose it's possible!
Here's mine. Just purchased directly from Roger Epperson and at the frame shop now. I was hoping that perhaps this is the exact same one as in your photo. Now that would be cool. While very close, I don't think it's a match. Or is it, haha?